SLENDER-BILLED GULL

(Larus genei)

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Roberts VI / VII ( ) / 319
Clements 2000 67.0360
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 61-40
A large bird (42-44 cm), normally found in the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas, it migrates south and is a rare visitor to east Africa. It is a very rare vagrant to the region with a recent well recorded sighting in Durban.

List of Stamps showing Slender-billed Gull

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Mauritania 0148 0180 1960 500f
Russia 4549 4510 1976 10k
San Marino 1095 1158 1978 120 li
San Marino 1096  1159 1978 170 li
Senegal 0730 0742 1981 70f
Senegal 0733 m Bl 40 1981 125f
Ukraine 0306 m   1999 100k
Ukraine 0445m   2002 50k